In the last few decades bedspreads that the older generations grew up with have suffered a real downturn in sales. Duvets became ever popular and less and less people were sleeping under sheets, meaning that bedspreads also became less popular. However, in recent years they have started to make a bit of a comeback. The younger person reading this may wonder what exactly a bedspread is and how can it be a useful part of my bedding?
Spreading the knowledge
The term bedspread simply refers to a large sheet, that is commonly quite thick, which is placed over the rest of the bedding. Often used in hotels, bedspreads are frequently highly decorative and serve the purpose of making a bed look tidy by covering it from top to bottom and side to side. Bedspreads can also be used as for a more practical use than just looking nice and offer extra warmth on colder nights by doubling up as a cover.
Bedspreads in the here and now
More and more people are starting to realise that just because they have a duvet it doesn’t exclude them from having a bedspread too. Taking advantage of the homely appearance created by a bedspread, they also get to keep the duvet that keeps them warm during the cold nights.
There has also been a move back away from duvets during the summer months as some consumers are finding them a bit too stifling in the hot sticky nights. Traditional cotton sheets are instead their preference, which offer a little warmth and a lot of comfort. But plain cotton sheets don’t always look that great through the day and so a nice bedspread is a great way of making the bed look tidy.
Kids and bedspreads
Buying a bedspread for your children’s bed should also be considered. Bedspreads can be a decorative part of your child’s bedding that they can really enjoy thanks to colourful themes such as cartoons and animals. It will also give them a quick way of making their bed look tidy when you tell them to make it!